Fianna Fáil Mayor of Bandon, Cllr Gillian Coughlan, has pledged her full support for anglers on the Bandon River in their opposition to the proposed fish farm in Galway Bay.

Mayor Supports Opposition Of Local Anglers To Fish Farming

Cllr Coughlan said that scientific research suggests that fish farming has a negative impact, not only on native Salmon and Trout but also on shellfish and wildlife populations.

“The environmental and economic impacts of a fish farm on the Bandon River Valley are of huge concern to me. Every year, hundreds of anglers visit this renowned salmon course. Any diminution in stocks would have a devastating knock-on effect for local hotels, shops and restaurants, not to mention the impact on local recreational anglers,” Cllr Coughlan said…. 05/03/2013 Read the article ‘Mayor supports opposition of local anglers to fish farming’